Englishing the Liturgy

I Am Done…

By Cindy Paslawski / April 9, 2019 /

I don’t make a practice of leaving the church before the Mass is over. The nuns said we had to stay to the Final Blessing: so it was taught, so it has been done.  I suppose I would leave if the priest preached outright heresy, damned the pro-life movement, or something like that. Al Matt,…

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Stravinskas wants to Change the Latin Mass: The Problem isn’t Traditionalists

By Landon DePasquale / February 12, 2017 /

I came across an article recently suggesting it is time to update the Traditional liturgy. I came to it through a tweet by Phil Lawler that read “How the Extraordinary Form could be made more accessible– if traditionalists would allow it.” The article, written by Fr. Peter Stravinskas, made the argument that both Sacrosanctum Concilium and…

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BAM! Paprocki Drops a Knee on the Head Bob crowd

By John B. Manos / June 25, 2014 /

Thank God! Do you hear the sound? (bam!) That’s the sound of a knee being dropped. In a pastoral letter, Ars celebrandi et adorandi, given to his diocese on June 22, Bishop Paprocki says it:  “the proper reverence to the Blessed Sacrament is ‘to bend the knee,’ to genuflect.”  THANK GOD! On Bending the Knee Wait! Do you hear the…

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Now That You’ve Heard the New Translations: Why?

By Cindy Paslawski / November 28, 2011 /

(Editor’s note: The italicized words are the questions asked by an educated 30-something Catholic, who attends Mass regularly.) “Why are they doing this to us? Why are they changing the words of the Mass? What’s the big deal about a few words here and there?” The person asking these questions is a victim of over-preparation…

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